A loan of $750 helped a member to buy palm oil to resell.


Amuloma Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Amuloma” group. They are small-scale businesspeople based in Kenema, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. They are seeking a loan of 3,200,000 SLL from SMT/Kiva lenders in order to expand their respective businesses.

The leader of this group is Mariatu. Mariatu is 30 years old and was born in Yeileh, a village in northern Sierra Leone. She is married and has 2 children. Her husband is a trader and her children are attending primary and secondary schools.

Mariatu sells palm oil and has 15 years of experience in this business. With her share of this loan, she is going to buy gallons of palm oil to add to her business.

In this group: Mariatu, Benjamin J., Abie , Musa



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